Moscow expecting Afghanistan to deal with terrorists threatening Tajikistan in exchange for aid

Moscow is ready to continue the delivery of military hardware to the Afghan Interior Ministry in exchange for Afghanistan's provision of security along the border with Tajikistan.

Moscow is ready to continue the delivery of military hardware to the Afghan Interior Ministry in exchange for Afghanistan's provision of security along the border with Tajikistan.

"Border reinforcement issues are being discussed with the Tajik administration at the very top level, and concrete measures are being taken," Special Representative of the Russian President, Russian Foreign Ministry Second Asia Department Director Zamir Kabulov told Interfax in an interview on Sept.8.

"It is said in contacts with the Afghan administration that they should use their armed forces, understand problems emerging along the Afghan border and liquidate hotbeds and groups of terrorists jeopardizing Tajikistan and others," the diplomat said.

He noted that Russia had supplied military hardware to the Afghan Interior Ministry before.

"The Russian Federation has already helped the Afghan Interior Ministry with military hardware, and it is ready to carry on this aid. Yet we want to see results on the borders of our allies," he said.

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